Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

Do you enjoy making things? Choose from a number of our contemporary craft courses in London such as calligraphy courses, basketry, bookbinding, jewellery making courses and ceramics and pottery courses that will allow you to explore your artistic creativity using a variety of different materials. 

Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Repair your jewellery tools

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fed up with your jewellery making tools getting lost or damaged? Want to know how to sharpen them, and keep them in tip top condition? This short workshop will introduce you to proper care of your equipment, and where to source new additions.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. City Lit beginners' jewellery

    City Lit beginners' jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone setting.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,199.00
    Concession: £914.00

  3. City Lit fine jewellery

    City Lit fine jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your jewellery design and making on this year-long evening course. From idea to product, finesse your technical skills, discover your design identity and approach professional practice and presentation, with the guidance of expert tutors.
    Full fee: £1,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,149.00
    Concession: £701.00

  4. Ceramics portfolio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 City Lit ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,249.00
    Concession: £762.00

  5. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Book conservation for beginners I

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Understand the structure, collating and pulling of a book. Practise paper cleaning and repair. Learn how to re-sew a text-block, mend damaged corners and re-hinge boards.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  7. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you have done it before, would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain making.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  8. Jewellery after work: surface decoration

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn fundamental jewellery making techniques to decorate metal surfaces like roller-forming, piercing, filing, drilling, lettering, hand stamping, sanding and polishing. At the beginning of this course, we will discuss and agree on specific techniques to be explored within this framework. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. City Lit calligraphy course

    City Lit calligraphy course

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into calligraphy with this two term course. Learn techniques and develop essential skills for using tools and materials to produce beautiful work. The course will cover specialist skills-based training in calligraphy and design, blending traditional skills with an introduction to the latest trends in calligraphy and the design world. An exciting, challenging, indepth introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  10. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  11. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You will be given advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Textiles: laser etching for surface design

    Textiles: laser etching for surface design

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore drawing and digital craft processes using laser etching and cutting techniques to produce surface effects and patterns on materials. Experiment with heat, colour and mark making processes on paper and fabrics learning new possibilities developing a range of samples for fashion or interiors. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting and etching, and new to illustrator for textile design.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  13. Calligraphy: italic

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of calligraphy while studying italic hand. Learn how to form lowercase and capital letters and experiment with layouts to produce a finished piece. The course will also help to develop your creativity and will give you a lot of ideas for future personal projects.The course is suitable for beginners, but improvers with a special interest in italic are welcome.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  14. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to make your own jewellery? Try out jewellery-making, getting to grips with the basic processes and

    techniques for using metal to create simple yet beautiful earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets to your own designs.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intermediate-level course for students with some experience. Learn new skills and techniques. Develop and build on existing knowledge in traditional and contemporary bookbinding, including leather paring and fine binding.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £365.00

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